Millie marries Larry and quits her office job. She neglects her household duties and suspects Larry is having an affair. He leaves her, saying she turned into a lazy, self-indulgent bum. She changes her attitude, cleans up the house, and they reconcile.
Penny goes on vacation with her friend Anita. Penny is engaged to soldier Stan Carter. At the resort, Penny meets a soldier who is in Stan’s unit. He recognizes her from a photo Stan had, but promises not to tell Stan. Penny leaves, remorseful.
Jane Sloan vows not to marry, remembering her care-worn (widowed?) mother. She gets a job as a secretary after college. She is tempted by account executive Ken Travers, but tells him she doesn’t want to become a downtrodden wife like her mother. They fall in love anyway. Jane discovers Ken is a widower with a young son; Ken says her insistence on avoiding becoming a wife and mother makes her unattractive to him (even though she likes his little boy). They reconcile when Ken’s son says Jane treated him lovingly.
Ann fears her husband Ralph will fall out of love with her if she lets her appearance slide. However, she neglects her housework, cooking, etc. in order to stay beautiful. Ralph is angry. Ann promises “I won’t neglect my looks, but I’ll not forget the duties of a wife, either!”